Senior Operations Engineer

Company Details

Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.

Senior operations engineer

Astroscale is looking for experienced and active senior operations engineers to plan, prepare, verify and execute on-orbit operations for unprecedented debris removal missions.

Job content

  • Leads and supervises the development of operational systems, including the overall development plan (schedule, system, product) for satellite operational systems.
  • Collaborate with related parties such as satellite engineers, ground system engineers, and customers to collect information necessary for operation and reflect it in the operation system development plan.
  • Define requirements for the space and ground segments from an operational perspective.
    Promote the preparation of documents necessary for operation. (Operational handbook, operation plan, operation procedure manual)
  • Develop a verification plan for operational procedures.
  • Define and develop satellite simulators and test tools to verify operational procedures.
  • Coordinate and execute external and internal examination committees related to operations.
  • Prepare and carry out operations team training and rehearsals.
  • Lead the execution of satellite operations after satellite launch and coordinate with related parties.

Recruitment requirements

  • Has more than 10 years of practical experience in operating satellites in orbit
  • Has practical experience in designing and planning satellite orbital operation systems
  • Experience in creating operation documents (operation handbook, operation plan, operation procedure, etc.)
  • Have practical knowledge of satellite operation system ground system
  • TOEIC 700 yen
  • Communication skills suitable for team play

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in operating rendezvous docking missions
  • Operation simulator development experience
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics
  • First Class Land Wireless Technician

Senior Operations Engineer


  • Leading and managing satellite operations development activities including but not limited to the overall operation development plan (schedule, system, products)
  • Working with various stakeholders including satellite engineers, ground system engineers, and customers to get required information and feedback to develop an operations plan
  • Defining space segment and ground segment requirements for operations
  • Preparation for all operations-related documents (operation handbook, operations plan, in orbit procedures, etc.)
  • Developing an operational procedure verification plan
  • Defining and developing satellite simulators and other ground test tools to support procedure verification
  • Coordinating and running required external and internal operational reviews
  • Preparing and implementing operational training plans and rehearsals
  • Leading and coordinating in orbit satellite operations activities once the satellite has launched

Essential Skills

  • More than 10 years of practical experience in satellite operations in orbit
  • Practical experience in designing and planning satellite operation systems
  • Experience in creating operation documents (operation handbooks, plans, procedures, etc.)
  • Practical knowledge of the ground systems for satellite operation
  • English proficiency equivalent to TOEIC 700+
  • Native Japanese proficiency
  • Communication skills suitable for team play

Desired Skills

  • Experience in the operation of rendezvous docking missions
  • Experience in the development of operation simulators
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics
  • First-class land radio engineer

Tagged as: orbital mechanics, operation plan, verification plan, operating satellites in orbit, docking missions, wireless technician, radio engineer, operation simulators

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